John Halbert "Jack" Wakeley was a strong supporter of WCU Track & Field / Cross Country
John Halbert "Jack" Wakeley, a former vice chancellor for academic affairs at Western Carolina University who also served as the institution's interim chancellor during the 1994-95 academic year, died Friday, Feb. 18, at the age of 78.
Wakeley, interim chancellor at Western Carolina after the retirement of Myron "Barney" Coulter in 1994 until the 1995 appointment of current chancellor John W. Bardo, died at his home in Cullowhee.
A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, in the recital hall of the Coulter Building. The family will receive friends in the lobby of the recital hall at noon prior to the service.